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Jenny in her element on a field trip to the coast.

Student Spotlight: Jenny Renee

Hard work and grit characterize Jenny Renee. No stranger to challenges, Jenny has traversed an untraditional path and become an enthusiastic advocate for ocean conservation.

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Student spotlight: Jasmmine Ramgotra uses art as a conduit for social change

For Jasmmine Ramgotra, dance is a way to engage with the community, and a means to express tough social and environmental issues we face in today’s society. She’s looking to shift the culture of dance away from abstraction, in order to lead the way for a more connected and inclusive tomorrow.

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Danielle at the lookout point on Mirador Cliff.

Connecting the dots: From Bainbridge Island to Peru

Danielle Bogardus takes on independent research in Peru with a goal to divert waste and contribute to healthy forests and communities. 

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Restoring WA’s urban environment, one green space at a time

For 24 years running, Washington Conservation Voters has hosted its Annual Breakfast of Champions to celebrate environmental leaders in the community, including ten young leaders under 30. This year, we’re proud to share that Carter Case, UW Environmental Studies alum will be recognized at the Breakfast for his work in habitat restoration and political advocacy.
Carter Case, class of 2014
Carter Case grew up in Mill Creek, WA and spent a lot of his childhood outdoors. 

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Alumna Anna Mines co-founds responsible tourism business to support Southern Italian communities

 
Anna Mines graduated in December 2014, with a double major in Environmental Studies and ethnomusicology.
Persuaded by a friend to visit and stay in Italy for a while after graduation, Anna left Seattle on a six-week backpacking trip, which included a WWOOF stint in the southern Italian town of Maratea. She then settled in Rome where she’s currently on a student visa, perfecting her Italian and working on launching a responsible tourism business. 

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Cleaning up WA through waste education and outreach

Program on the Environment alumna Elizabeth Szorad is a Waste Zero Specialist at Recology CleanScapes, an employee-owned company that works with municipalities on waste diversion strategies. Read about her journey from UW to her current dream job.

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Creating partnerships to conserve the marine environment

Mariko Kobayashi
Major: Environmental Studies
Minor: Marine biology and oceanography
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
 
Do you recall your first experience with nature?
As a kid, I was always exposed to the marine environment. I lived by the beach and went on diving trips to get crabs and examine sea kelp. My school took us on field trips via the Scripps Aquarium and I grew up fascinated with marine life. 

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Student Spotlight: Leah Litwak

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UW Environment’s Leah Litwak champions better food assistance integration at local farmers markets
Environmental Studies student Leah Litwak cares about increasing access to healthy food for all. Read about her efforts to facilitate use of food assistance programs at farmers markets. 

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Student Spotlight – Angela Feng

What might Environmental Studies student Angela Feng and the internationally known Seattle hip-hop star Macklemore have in common?
Angela Feng is passionate about environmental education and raising awareness about the level of pollution in the Duwamish river. Read about her efforts to elevate this issue with the assistance of a well known local musician. 

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